Brief history - asthma since childhood (now 45), productive cough for approx 6 years. This summer - chest infection (haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis) which took 3 lots of antibiotics to clear. Queried possibility of bronchiectasis with Dr. Dr agreed that referral to chest specialist might be warranted but wanted to do further investigations first. X-ray came back clear, the usual bloods came back fine. Saw another Dr (we have a rotation of several Drs and Locums) and he wanted to more tests. Currently waiting for spirometry appointment and in the meantime was asked to do a series of sputum tests. First one came back as light fungal growth, second similar fungal growth/aspergillosis. Saw another GP and he said he would refer me to specialist because of this. However when appointment came through it was for general medicine not a chest specialist.
Currently I’m still coughing, Lungs feel uncomfortable and I get breathless easily and my reliever doesn’t always help, but sitting down until it goes does, and I also feel really run down and tired. My appointment is in 3 weeks time and I’m not really sure what to expect or what to ask. Feel sure that there must be something more than asthma going on with my lungs and confused why I’m not seeing a lung specialist.